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Perfumes Where Do They Come From

Perfumes: we spend hours choosing them, we wear them, we adore them, they are an essential part of our images. We know all new scents that appear, we know how much they cost and where to buy them, we know what kind to wear at daytime or at night – looks like we know everything about them! Or at least it looked like that till yesterday, when my 6 year old niece watching me put on Dior’s J’adore asked a simple question: “And who invented perfumes?” I realized that except for vague ideas about Ancient Egypte and Rennaissence France I could say actually nothing on the matter! After a short investigation on perfumes’ origins I found out the following: [...more click to full story]

Perfume Application Tips

When it comes to perfume application there is no right or wrong way, but it is generally accepted that there are three schools of thought on the subject. Depending on the occasion, the fragrance, and your personality, one of these methods is sure to suit your needs. [...more click to full story]

What is Myrrh?

Myrrh is a pleasant smelling resin which is derived from the Commiphora myrrha trees which grow in Arabia and portions of Africa. In the Old Testament, myrrh is depicted as a prized good for trade and as being important for cultic anointing. Myrrh, along with gold and frankincense, are the gifts supposedly brought to Jesus by the three magi just after he was born.

Myrrh has been very popular in the past as an ingredient in incense, perf umes, etc., in the holy oil of the Jews and the Kyphi of the Egyptians for embalming and fumigations.
Medicinal Action and Uses: [...more click to full story]

Differences between Perfume and Perfume Oils

The history of perfume oils dates back to ancient Egypt when these fine scented oils were presented to royalty as gifts. In modern times, however, when the word "perfume" is said, most people think of department store fragrances, which consist mainly of the concentrated oil and alcohol solution. Nevertheless, as more and more people are finding out about them, perfume oils are experiencing great popularity.
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Perfume, Cologne - What's the Difference?

"Perfume counters" are stocked with a wide selection of perfumes intended to accentuate the human scent. Many of these counters are found in pharmacies, fine department stores or online outlets. The expression "perfume counter" is a loose term to define these products since many of these so-called perfumes are really just cheap imitations of the true perfume. Many of these variations are not nearly as pure as the look-alike discount brand version of the designer scent, with a label that resembles the true name brand.

What, after all, is a perfume? [...more click to full story]

GIVENCHY Perfumes: Top Five Fragrances

Givenchy, which is pronounced gee-von-shee, is a line of perfumes, cosmetics, clothing and accessories. Hubert de Givenchy formed the Givenchy organization in 1952, and ran the empire for over 4 decades before retiring in 1995. Givenchy has numerous lines of fragrances out, which are very popular throughout the world. Some of the best selling fragrances by Givenchy are Givenchy Gentleman, Eau de Givenchy, Givenchy Pour Homme, Organza, Hot Couture, Amarige and many more[...more click to full story]

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